1 trying to stop sth
ADJ. considerable, great, stiff, strong, substantial | determined, fierce, heroic, serious, spirited, stubborn | effective | token | active | passive | collective, organized | widespread | armed, military | political | popular, public | guerrilla, peasant
VERB + RESISTANCE mount, offer, put up They mounted stiff resistance to the proposal. | encounter, meet (with), run into The advancing army met with little resistance. | break (down), crush, overcome
RESISTANCE + VERB stiffen | collapse, crumble
RESISTANCE + NOUN movement | fighter, forces, group, leader, worker
PREP. without ~ The attacks did not take place without resistance. | ~ against armed resistance against the Nazis | ~ to There was fierce resistance to the new laws.
PHRASES the line/path of least resistance (= the easiest way of doing sth), a pocket of resistance (= an area of resistance)
2 to a disease/drugs
ADJ. high | low | disease | antibiotic, drug
VERB + RESISTANCE have | build up, develop You need to build up your resistance to colds. | lower
PREP. ~ to Aids lowers the body's resistance to infection.